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Python VLC MediaPlayer – Getting Play Rate
  • Last Updated : 18 Aug, 2020

In this article we will see how we can get media play rate of the MediaPlayer object in the python vlc module. VLC media player is a free and open-source portable cross-platform media player software and streaming media server developed by the VideoLAN project. MediPlyer object is the basic object in vlc module for playing the video. We can create a MediaPlayer object with the help of MediaPlayer method. Media play rate is basically is the speed of the video, more the rate faster the video get played, default value is 1.0, in order to slow down the video set rate value less than 1. This rate can be set with the help of set_rate method.

In order to do this we will use set_rate method with the MediaPlayer object

Syntax : media_player.set_rate()

Argument : It takes no argument

Return : It returns float value



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# importing vlc module
import vlc
  
# importing time module
import time
  
  
# creating vlc media player object
media_player = vlc.MediaPlayer()
  
# media object
media = vlc.Media("death_note.mkv")
  
# setting media to the media player
media_player.set_media(media)
  
# setting play rate
# doubles the speed of the video
media_player.set_rate(2)
  
  
# start playing video
media_player.play()
  
# wait so the video can be played for 5 seconds
# irrespective for length of video
time.sleep(5)
  
# getting play rate
value = media_player.get_rate()
  
# printing value
print("Play Rate : ")
print(value)

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Output :

Play Rate : 
2.0

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# importing vlc module
import vlc
  
# importing time module
import time
  
# creating vlc media player object
media_player = vlc.MediaPlayer()
  
# media object
media = vlc.Media("1mp4.mkv")
  
# setting media to the media player
media_player.set_media(media)
  
# setting play rate
# halfes the speed of the video
media_player.set_rate(0.5)
  
  
# start playing video
media_player.play()
  
# wait so the video can be played for 5 seconds
# irrespective for length of video
time.sleep(5)
  
# getting play rate
value = media_player.get_rate()
  
# printing value
print("Play Rate : ")
print(value)

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Output :

Play Rate : 
0.5

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